I'm facing a looming deadline for a freelance
assignment, so rather than steal time away from
that more important project to dabble on this
non-paying daily column, I'll simply post some of
my recent trivia questions to give you something
fun to do on Saturday night. If you are an NTN
Network Trivia aficionado, these trivia questions
are part of the "Sci-Files" Trivia game, which can
be played nationwide every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Pacific (check the NTN site for locations
times in other time zones.).
[Scroll to the bottom for answers.
know how many you get
Which movie was based on Philip K. Dick's story "We
Can Remember It For You Wholesale"?
- Minority Report
What psychic power does the eponymous girl of
Stephen King's "Firestarter" possess?
All of the following are science fiction and
fantasy artists/illustrators, EXCEPT:
- Gardner Dozois
Which movie did NOT feature a vehicle capable of
- Time Cop
Back to the Future
Somewhere in Time
Time After Time
Novelist Janet Kagan's 1985 book "Uhura's Song" was
spun off from what television series?
- Space: 1999
#1: Total Recall. The inspiration behind
such hits as "Minority Report" and "Blade Runner,"
Dick's science fiction has been a rich literary
source for Hollywood.
#2: Pyrokinesis. Drew Barrymore played
the girl with the fiery temper in the movie
#3: Gardner Dozois. Dozois is a longtime
editor of a variety of science fiction
#4: Somewhere in Time. In this syrupy
cult favorite, Christopher Reeve used hypnosis to
travel back in time.
#5: Star Trek. Lt. Uhura was the
communications officer onboard the Enterprise in
the original "Star Trek" series.
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